Vol. 10 No. 4 December 2004

Manuscripta Orientalia. International Journal for Oriental Manuscript Research.

CONTENTS

     
EDITORIAL BOARD - 3

E. Rezvan. Peter the Great Kunstkamera - 290 years - 3

   
TEXTS AND MANUSCRIPTS: DESCRIPTION AND RESEARCH - 6

K. Vasiltsov. Afdal al-Din Kashani and His Treaties "The Book of Everlasting" (Based on the MS В 2496 from the SPIOS Collection) - 6

   

TEXT AND ITS CULTURAL INTERPRETATION - 20

A. Kudelin. Arabic Literature: Poetics and Stylistics. IV: Medieval Arabic Panegyric: Tradition and Creative Personality - 20

M. Reisner. The Life of the Text and the Fate of Tradition. V: Method of Allegorical Interpretation of the Qur'an (ta'wil) and the Symbolic Language of Persian Poetry of the 11th-12th Centuries - 27
M. Rezvan. "If somebody dreams about reading the Qur'an, it is a good dream" (On the Modern Interpretation of the Medieval Tradition) - 34
   

PRESENTING THE COLLECTION - 40

S. Chernetsov. Ethiopian "Magic Scrolls" from the MAE Collection - 40

   

BOOK REVIEWS - 69

Arabskie istochniki XIII-XIV vv. po ėtnografii i istorii Afriki iuzhnee Sakhary (Arabic 13th-14th Century Sources on the Ethnography and History of Africa South Sahara), IV, translated from Arabic by V. V. Matveev, L. E. Kubbel', M. A. Tolmachĕva in cooperation with N. A. Dobronravin. Edition prepared by N. A. Dobronravin and V. A. Popov. Moscow. Vostochnaia literature, 2002, 623 p. (Pamiatniki pis'mennosti Vostoka, CXVI)
by I. Wojewódzki - 69

 
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AUTHORS

Prof. Dr. Sevir B. Chernetsov - Head of the Department of African Studies of Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg), specialist in the history and ethnography of Ethiopia, author of a number of monographs and series of articles in the field.

Prof. Dr. Alexander B. Kudelin - Full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Deputy Director of the World Literature Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow), specialist in the history of the Arabic literature, author of the series of monographs in the field.

Prof. Dr. Marina L. Reisner - Professor of the Department of Iranian Philology at the State Moscow University Institute of Asian and African Studies (Moscow), specialist in medieval Persian poetry and culture, author of numerous publica¬tions in the field.

Prof. Dr. Efim A. Rezvan - Deputy Director of the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg), specialist in Arabic and Islamic studies, author of a number of monographs and numerous articles dealing with Russian Arab relations, history of Islam and Oriental studies computing.

Dr. Maria E. Rezvan - Research fellow of the Department of Central Asia Ethnography of Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Eth